Click-by-Click Video: Using on-premise Active Directory to authenticate to a Windows Azure App

This video is a click-by-click, line-by-line screen-cam of how to authenticate using an on-premise Active Directory with a Windows Azure application. It uses Active Directory Federation Services V2.0 (ADFS 2.0) and Windows Azure’s App Fab Access Control Service V2 (App Fab ACS V2 – which was released on April 11th 2011) to achieve this. You…

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Video: How Windows Azure App Fab:ACS and ADFS 2.0 work together

This is a short video that describes how an on-prem ADFS 2.0  server, Windows Azure App Fab: ACS (Access Control Service), an AD Domain Controller and a WIF (Windows Identity Foundation) based app running on Windows Azure communicate with each other. It details the protocol and the data flows and what happens with the tokens…

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Single-sign-on between on-premise apps, Windows Azure apps and Office 365 services.

A lot of people don’t realise there will be 2 very interesting features in Office 365 which makes connecting the dots with your on-premise environment and Windows Azure easy. The 2 features are directory sync and federation. It means you can use your AD account to access local apps in your on-premise environment; just like…

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